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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Good News: Compliance Cuts Fraud

Let’s take a breather from doom and gloom. The FCPA and other similar legislation do have a silver lining.

In the process of assuring FCPA and U.K. Bribery Act compliance, organizations are also combating fraud.Continue Reading

Fighting For ‘Clean Capitalism’

Toby Heaps takes an entrepreneurial approach to fostering corporate responsibility.

In 2002, Heaps, left, co-founded the quarterly Canadian magazine Corporate Knights, whose stated mission is “to humanize the marketplace.” Among its best known features are the annual lists Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World and Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada, which recognize companies that practice what Heaps calls “clean capitalism.”… Continue Reading

What Really Chills U.S. Business?

David Riker, a managing director at Kroll (a sponsor of the FCPA Blog), had this to say today in The Hill’s Congress Blog about efforts by the Chamber of Commerce to change the FCPA:

Invoking the rhetoric of a populist manifesto, the Chamber is trying to make the case that increased enforcement of the FCPA has had a chilling effect on U.S.

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Final Countdown For O’Shea

Jury selection in John O’Shea’s trial is scheduled to start on January 11.

The former ABB manager is being tried in federal court in Houston before Judge Lynn N. Hughes.

He’s charged with one count of conspiracy to violate the FCPA, twelve substantive FCPA counts, four counts of international money laundering, and one count of falsifying records in a federal investigation.… Continue Reading

Retrial In Africa Sting Case Set for May 2012

Judge Richard J. Leon on Wednesday reset the date for the retrial of the first four Africa sting defendants. 

Andrew Bigelow, Pankesh Patel, John Benson Wier III, and Lee Allen Tolleson will be retried in federal court in Washington, D.C.… Continue Reading

We Confess Our Love

There’s no subtle way to say this: We love Shearman & Sterling’s FCPA Digest.

The January 2012 edition is nearly seven hundred pages. In it are every DOJ and SEC enforcement action —  catalogued, explained, and analyzed.Continue Reading

Enforcement At The Century’s Dawn

In Tuesday’s post, we looked at corporate FCPA enforcement since 2006. Today we’re going back further.

The years 2000 through 2005 are already ancient FCPA history. There were just fifteen cases and all but two penalties were under $5 million.… Continue Reading